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Community Consultation?

By 30 May, 2008

CT is reporting that the fearless leader of our toy parliament is doing a bit of navel gazing regarding “community consultation”. They are obviously getting the vibe that we think they make decisions in isolation etc. But what sort of consultation do we as residents, workers, business o...


My neighbours dope habit driving me nuts

By 30 May, 2008

The house over the back fence was recently sold to a hardcore dope smoking middle aged couple.  That distinct smell is in the air constantly and while some people might say awesome!!!!, i’m getting a little tired of it - I can’t even go into the backyard without copping a whiff, whic...


Yet another Canberra bashing incident caught on film

By 29 May, 2008 have this story on a bashing incident which apparently occured at Woden Plaza and for which the footage is now up on Youtube. Anyone know anything about this? It’s a rather sad indictment on society that such actions provide such entertainment (and, yes, I’m aware of the irony...


Crime Scene in Downer

By 29 May, 2008

Hey,  Just wondering if anyone knows anything about a crime scene at a downer park in tardent st today? I went by there at lunch time and there were cops and detectives everywhere, hession was all wrapped around the playground and tape aroud the whole park block.  ...


Missing Women - Cold Cases in Canberra

By 29 May, 2008

I was wondering if anyone remembers or has any information on the unsolved disappearances of:  -Wendy Dalla in 1975  -Elizabeth Herfort in 1980 from Vernon circle  -Megan Mulquinney in 1984 from Woden Plaza  -Karen (surname escapes me) around 1971 (body found at air disaster memorial) Or any o...


2020 bills roll in.

By 29 May, 2008

The Herald Sun is reorting that the PMs department has been billed more than $170,000 for costs relating to the Australia 2020 summit, a committee has been told. The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) has invoiced the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet for $171,061.25. Of that, $88,23...


Something for the Punks

By 29 May, 2008

[ 9 August, 2008; 8:00 pm; ] In very exciting news (well exciting for me because im such a huge fan) Punk Rock giants Unwritten Law are coming to Canberra on their next Australian tour. Its good to see such a big band on the Punk scene coming to Canberra, as most of the time I find myself having to ...


Homeless teens to knock on the door of Parliament House

By 29 May, 2008

Live News has this article about dozens of homeless teenagers who will visit Parliament House today to bring the crisis home to politicians. ...


compromised images?

By 29 May, 2008

ABC is reporting that the National Gallery holds a collection of some forty seven Bill Henson images. Amid the current furore concerning this artist, what should become of them?  I rekkun the ritoers would have some opinions on this… [Ed. (jazz) Thumper also sent in a story on the same subjec...


Best cafes for breakfast?

By 28 May, 2008

I am a fan of going out for breakfast on a weekend. It seems to have more appeal than going out for dinner, probably because I know the rest of the day stretches ahead and is more enticing with a some protein and a couple of good cups of coffee under the belt. But I’m running [...]...


More taxis for Canberra

By 28 May, 2008

ABC online is reporting that there will be 25 new taxis on the road in Canberra over the coming weeks to help ease the shortage of cabs in the city. Territory and Municipal Services Minister John Hargreaves says hopefully it will make it easier for Canberrans to catch a cab. We’ll see. ...


Torch relay expensive. No-one really shocked

By 28 May, 2008

According to the ABC, a Senate Estimates Committee has heard the cost of policing for last month’s Olympic torch relay in Canberra was $723,000. The figure was confirmed by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Mick Keelty during an estimates hearing today. ...


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